There she was, all decked up and whining. Out of the blue Devyani Khobragade does an interview with a beat reporter of TimesNow. She is famous for being arrested, strip-searched over US laws on domestic staff payments. She was since moved to India’s UN office and the case has not been prosecuted. As UN staff she enjoys immunity too. So what was her whining all about considering she’s in the top rung of govt service and has channels and access to seek justice for any grievance she has? It’s election time. Her father does have political ambitions and both of them are neck deep in the Adarsh housing scam. Two days before Maharashtra goes to polls and on the day campaign ends, Timesnow brings you images of a “victim”:
People on SM now read the MSM like the back of their hands. Khobragade is Marathi Manoos so they hope the “victimhood” will cause some damage to the party they hate. So anything that can strengthen the votes for the anti-BJP forces is game for TimesNow. But people are also quick to point out why projecting a “Dalit” as victim can help the anti-BJP cause. All very clever doggy tricks and the stats someone put up bear the reason for it.
The history of journalism has seen interviews that have had severe consequences. Journalists have faced the most intimidating of personalities at great risk to their own lives. I mean seriously, who would want to interview a “Fatwa-loving-instant-beheading” Imam? This has nothing to do with our elections but a point about how serious journos do serious business and not lame interviews for mere political pimping. Watch (1 min):
That’s the late Mike Wallace (of CBS 60 Minutes) interviewing the Ayatollah Khomeini. One can’t be sure Anwar Sadat was killed because of his Fatwa but he was indeed assassinated in public view. Our MSM cowards like to use “Dog tactics” for their political pimping. I call it “Dog tactics” because one particular classless guy likes to call everyone a dog or person of “no class”. That’s right, Rajdeep Sardesai in an earlier interview of Raj Thackeray told him he “barks like a dog” and claimed that’s what people say. Which people? Must be the people of Rajdeep’s HATO alliance for whom everyone else is a barking dog. So what was RS doing when he recently asked Uddhav Thackeray if he was “asked to sit like a dog”? And treated like a dog by the BJP during their seat negotiations for Maharashtra? Watch (21 secs):
That this ugly character passes as a journo in our media is a disease that characterises our MSM. What’s with all the “dog tactics”? There was indeed an outrage on the SM over such cheap questions and statements. Rajdeep also posted a pic of him and UddhavT on Twitter to demonstrate his friendly nature. But watch the video closely, listen carefully and observe UddhavT’s behaviour when Rajdeep makes those dog comments. UT doesn’t bat an eyelid and is not perturbed or outraged one bit. Any other politician in his place would have taken serious objection to Rajdeep’s language and line of questioning. Not Uddhav Thackeray! Why? Because…
It would be clear if you observe closely that this dog tactic is a choreographed act. The BJP-Sena split happened at a time when the BJP is on the ascendancy and SS is not doing all that well, going by opinion polls. Suddenly, SS-haters like NDTV, Timesnow and Rajdeep are all lining up to interview UT and his son Aditya or some Marathi Manoos. The interview is in Hindi and Rajdeep wants Maharashtrians to hear how “poor UT” was treated like a “Dog” by the BJP. And the message: “Please sympathise with this (under?) dog and reject BJP”. Here are comments by TheJaggi in an article in Firstpost that should offer you further reasons why Rajdeep’s dog-question is actually “friendly fire” to help gain Marathi sympathy for UT:
I wonder how a party leader like UddhavT wants to win elections by being willingly characterised as a dog. What Marathi Manoos pride is he saving by such an act? A party that has the Tiger as its emblem is being called a dog and the head happily glosses it over. Charming stuff! Rajdeep, who has new-found sympathy for SS, has a history of contempt for the party. The contempt was so deep that he didn’t even spare Smita Thackeray from his hostile ridicule. He calls her a mere “hotel receptionist” just Moronshankar Aiyar refers to the “Chailwalla”. Take a look at history:
In his choreographed interview with UddhavT there weren’t any questions about Sena’s “Dadagiri” or “Poison” or UT’s lack of charisma as Rajdeep has consistently written about them. Nothing! It was all sympathy, love and affection. It was a grand attempt by Rajdeep to help UT and SS play the “underdog”. Now that the SS has split with BJP, Rajdeep and his HATO will go any length to garner sympathy for SS but time and tide don’t stop for these media morons. Their hatred for Modi can make them do anything but “dogs” usually remain dogs.